In response to the urgent need to address unemployment, climate change and demographic changes in Europe, the corporate social responsibility movement has developed the MILAN MANIFESTO ENTERPRISE 2020 for action by 2020.
The movement, brought together by CSR Europe, the European business network for Corporate Social Responsibility, already includes more than 40 national corporate social responsibility associations and over 10.000 companies across Europe.
The MILAN MANIFESTO ENTERPRISE 2020 calls on businesses and governments to work together to take action on three strategic priorities during the five years leading up to 2020:
- Make employability and inclusion a priority across boards, management and value chains.
- Stimulate companies to engage as committed partners with communities, cities and regions to develop and implement new sustainable production methods, consumption and livelihoods.
- Put transparency and respect for human rights at the heart of business conduct.
The MANIFESTO is the corporate social responsibility movement’s response to the challenges set by the European Commission in the Europe 2020 strategy that calls for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
The MANIFESTO has been launched at the LAST CALL TO EUROPE 2020 Conference, organized in Milan on 19th of June 2015 by Fondazione Sodalitas.